Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival wrapped up their final premium runway show in celebration of Instyle magazine’s 15th birthday on Friday night. Strutting the runway with our favourite look from the week, Priceline teamed up with Rae Morris and Kenneth Stoddart to create the dreamiest winged eyes and shiny locks this fashion festival has to offer. Read on the catch all the exclusive backstage details the team at Couturing captured at Premium Runway 7 Presented by InStyle.


DSC08554 by Ghadeer El-Khub for VAMFF 2015

Rae Morris teamed up with Rimmel cosmetics at Priceline to create the most perfect winged eyes and we have all the products she used to achieve the look. Using Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation for the base, Rae and her team of professionals applied a light base onto the primed skin and highlighted the cheekbones using different shades to create a matte finish.

“A modern twist on the 60’s, with an intense lash to match the intense bold winged eyeliner, it’s matte, matte, matte!,” says Morris.

Brushing the brows ever so slightly using Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil, Rae used Rimmer Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Whiteness White to highlight under the brows and add a youthful look to the models eyes. Pairing Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Gel Eye Liner in Black and an angled brush, Rae brushed the liner close to the lash line and added a thick wing out to the temples for maximum definition.

Model of the moment Samantha Harris backstage at Premium Runway 7

Model of the moment Samantha Harris backstage at Premium Runway 7

DSC08556 by Ghadeer El-Khub VAMFF

Lashes were on full display with Manicare Glam Eyes Adriana Lash falsies applied and finished with a swipe of Rimmel Wonder’full Mascara with Argan Oil in Black. What we love most about this mascara is the added benefits from Argan Oil, promising to care for your lashes while adding mega volume and length.

“Combined with contoured cheeks soft but full shaped brows and soft pink nude lips keeps this look young and fresh,” says Morris.

A swipe of Rimmel Matte Finish Lipstick in 113 was the perfect lip colour to focus attention on the eyes and finish the look.


Taking inspiration from the 90s minimal and voluminous hair, Kenneth and his team of professionals created the long luscious locks with immaculate shine that swept down the runway at Premium Runway 7 Presented by Instyle.

“The hair is very clean and minimal and definitely the trend running through the shows for this season,” says Stoddart.

“We are doing a salon blow-dry and polishing it off with hot irons towards the bottom to keep the volume at the ends of the hair.”

DSC08580 by Ghadeer El-Khub VAMFF

DSC08510 by Ghadeer El-Khub for VAMFF

Models were fitted with hair extensions for length and a blunt cut with a sharp centre part was the style of the night. To recreate the look for the weekend, follow Kenneth’s tips below:

Step 1 – Apply OSIS Hair Body Volume Spray all over the hair

Step 2 – Apply Silhouette Mousse Flexible Hold all over thoroughly

Step 3 – Put in a centre part

Step 4 – Starting at the bottom, blow dry the hair section by section up to the part

Step 5 – Once complete, put in extensions to fill out bottom line so that it can be cut to one length

Step 6 – Re-blow dry the hair with the extensions to join them all together, and pin with a padded clip flat behind the ears whilst still warm

Step 7 – Spray a light spraying of Silhouette Hairspray Flexible Hold through sides

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“We used a strong hold mousse in through the front and blowdried it really flat to the head and tucked it behind the ears with pressing tissues,” says Stoddart.

“This will keep the volume and lovely bounce and thickness to the hair,

“The difference this season is the flat hair on the top doesn’t wear and is the same texture throughout except it’s clean and flat with a hint of volume.”

VAMFF runway 7 by Ghadeer El-Khub 2015

Images by Ghadeer El-Khub

About The Author

Ghadeer El-Khub

Breaking the latest trends in beauty and entertainment, Ghadeer hopes to take the digital world one tweet at a time. Her passion for print and broadcast journalism has led her to interview some of Australia's leading beauty directors, cover backstage fashion week looks, executive produce for Ch31 and more recently, review gigs for NovaFM. Coupled with a tertiary qualification in Journalism, Ghadeer is always looking for new opportunities and can be contacted via email

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